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Last updated on 1 May 2018
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What is governors' role in educational visits? One of our experts outlines the governing board's responsibilities regarding school trips and advises on policies and codes of conduct for off-site visits. We also relay guidance on approving school trips and on who is liable if something goes wrong.

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  1. Role of the governing board
  2. Approving trips and visits
  3. Liability if something goes wrong
  4. Policies covering off-site visits 
  5. Code of conduct for visits
  6. Who can lead an educational visit?
  7. Can governors attend educational visits?

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